Do sports heal?

9/11's effects are immeasurable, so is it even possible to know how much sports have aided our recovery? We asked readers on ESPN.com. Here's what you said.

Updated: September 11, 2011, 11:20 AM ET
ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Sept. 19, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

"They're a distraction and add to the phrase 'Ignorance is bliss.' For that brief moment, people are only interested in the sport, not the economy, disease, terrorism, etc. It's a beautiful thing." -JonnyHomeSlastic

"I think sports do heal. They bring us Americans closer together and give us a sense of unity. The kindness on and off the field. 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before every game. Remember the ...

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